Traditional network and security technologies don’t translate well to a cloud environment.
Firewalls have always been a mainstay of security, ensuring networks are running the way we want them to, the sole device that can analyse and control communications data and applications. As the way we work changes thanks to digital transformation and new technologies, so
our security needs. The firewall has evolved to meet these needs until reaching its iteration, the ‘next-generation firewall’ which gained significant market traction in 2010 and beyond.
Today, as enterprises move further into existing in a cloud based- environment, the next-generation firewall, can no longer suffice. This “next-generation” technology is now a previous generation legacy technology that isn’t capable of meeting security needs in the cloud.
A different environment
Traditional firewalls, which now include next-generation firewalls, were engineered to protect centralised or distributed networks but the public cloud is a completely different environment. Cloud
deployments have completely changed network and system topologies, the perimeter is an increasingly complicated concept. More difficult to defend than it is even to define. So what is the role of the firewall in a cloud and hybrid world? Do existing next-generation firewall approaches continue to deliver needed protection or are new capabilities needed?
Redefining the role of the firewall
In comes the CloudGen Firewall, a purpose-built solution for cloud era networks. Cloud Generation Firewalls redefine the role of the firewall from a perimeter security solution to a distributed network optimisation solution that scales across any number of locations and applications, connects on-premises and cloud infrastructures, and helps organisations transform their business.
We have gathered insights from cloud security experts, along with research from IT professionals in order to explore the best solutions to security in cloud environments and answer your security challenges and concerns.
Barracuda’s Cloud Generation Firewalls redefine the role of the firewall from a perimeter security solution to a distributed network optimisation solution that scales across any number of locations and applications, connects on-premises and cloud infrastructures, and helps organizations transform their business.